Liverpool have reportedly just sealed deadline-day swoop for 'devastating' player
Liverpool have reportedly sealed a transfer deadline-day loan move for Arthur Melo.
Fabrizio Romano has already given his “here we go” seal of approval on the Juventus man’s switch to Anfield.
The transfer insider, writing on CaughtOffside, says all the contracts have been signed for his Liverpool loan deal.
Jurgen Klopp will have the Brazilian at his disposal until June 2023, though there is no purchase option.
Romano added that Arthur has flown to the UK for his medical, suggesting he’s already in the country.
“Arthur to Liverpool – here we go,” he wrote.
“He’s flown to the UK for his medical, with contracts all signed for loan deal valid until June 2023, with no purchase option.”
Romano also took to Twitter earlier today with the iconic “here we go” declaration.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp recently said the Reds had changed their transfer stance regarding a new midfielder.
The Liverpool manager previously suggested he wasn’t looking for new recruits in the middle.
This is no longer the case, and it looks as though the Reds have just sealed a deadline-day move for Arthur.
Liverpool target Arthur Melo – factfile
Arthur has been at Juve since 2020, when he joined from Barcelona in a reported £68.4m deal.
He had been at Barca for two years, having linked up with them from Gremio in a reported £27.9m deal.
Arthur has made 63 appearances for Juve and 72 for Barca, as well as winning 22 Brazil caps.
Earlier this year, Eurosport wrote: “Arthur is a half-winger who focuses on possession and passes that start an attacking phase.
“He knows how to lower himself when receiving the ball, making him tough to intercept or tackle, and as a result he rarely loses possession.
“He has improved both in his long passing game and in his reading of the game without the ball.
“Arthur is a useful player if you want to lambada, not to go to war. Or rather, he can go to war, but he is certainly not temperamental.
“In possession he is devastating in all situations, in the sense that with the ball at his feet he does what he wants.
“In the phase of non-possession, he needs a system that helps him, as he is not particularly fast in the defensive transitions.”